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  • The drop in construction employment accelerated in September and will get much worse unless credit markets reopen, said Ken Simonson, chief economist, The Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va., in a Oct. 3 release. His comment followed a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed construction lost 35,000 jobs last month. “State governments from California to...
  • DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has licensed its DuPont SentryGlas Expressions digital safety glass interlayer technology to Alaa International for Trading Services Company (abbreviated as AFI or Alaa For Industry), located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  • Key financial, tax and spending legislation affecting construction remains hung up. Today the House rejected a financial rescue package, although the chamber is expected to reconvene on Wednesday. The House and Senate have been unable to agree on a bill to extend tax credits, due to expire at yearend, that have fueled construction of wind and solar power projects. Congress did pass a bill that...
  • Don't let the gorgeous design distract you – the light emitting glass known as Planilum created by French design firm Saazs and Saint-Gobain Innovations differs from any lighting you've seen before.For one, the light seems to be both drawn on the glass and living within it.
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today expressed disappointment in the U.S. House of Representatives for failing to pass the bipartisan Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) by a vote of 228-205."This legislation was a move that we believe would have restored confidence in the financial markets," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC....
  • The Glass Association of North America announced today that it has formed an association-wide Energy Committee, which will focus on glass usage in solar power creation, photovoltaic technologies and more.  Stanley Yee, a Principal and Building Enclosure Consultant of Portland-based The Façade Group, LLC, has been named Chair of the Committee.“Energy is quickly becoming an...
  • The upheaval in credit markets has cut off the flow of funds to some developers, and a few contractors have stopped work on jobs, according to scattered reports. “In the short term, businesses in partnership with Lehman Brothers Holdings and American International Group, which had over $50 billion invested in commercial real estate around the country, had their deals threatened,” the...
  • Bill Moule Jr., founder of Moule’s California Glass in Redding, and his wife, Lynne, were seriously injured in a two-car accident in Sierra County that killed one person.The Moules were traveling to go hiking in Sierra City when the head-on collision occurred 5:20 p.m. Sept. 19 on the Gold Lake Highway, Bill Moule’s daughter, Laura Moule-Ware, said in a Sept. 22 Redding.com...
  • Northfield Capital Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Northfield Glass Group Inc. to an arms-length third party for nominal consideration. NGG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northfield that is a window, glass and glazing company that operates in Eastern Canada and specializes in the manufacturing, sales and service of residential, industrial and commercial...
  • Glass Magazine’s third annual Crystal Achievement Awards produced 29 winners in 21 categories, including new additions Best Retail Showroom and Best Mirror Installation/Residential.“The nominations each year just continue to amaze me,” says Matt Slovick, editor in chief of Glass Magazine. “When I see all the winners at one time, it shows how much the industry continues to...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....